Proceedings of the 50th Falk Symposium held in Titisee, FRG, June, 1988. Sections include: the enteric nervous system circuits and development, nerves and the upper gastrointestinal tract, enteric neuroeffector control, brain-gut interactions, psychovisceral and behavioral aspects of gut function and dysfunction. Includes poster abstracts and short communications. On the life and poetry of Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), by fellow writer-activist Teitelboim, his close friend for 40 years. Translated from the Spanish edition (Madrid, Ediciones Michay, 1985) by Beverly J. DeLong-Tonelli, with new materials for this English- language version. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Journal of Third World Studies
Teitelboim’s biography may well serve as the most important reference on Neruda’s life and spirit because he maintains a historical distance between the reader and his subject. Teitelboim’s Neruda is close enough to present a penetrating study of the poet, yet it is objective enough to sustain critical perspective. The book spans Neruda’s career from birth until after his death, enabling the reader to glimpse the poet through the mirror of his friend.